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Traditional boat race held in Dinajpur

  • Our Correspondent
  • 27 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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DINAJPUR: A traditional boat race was held in the Karatoya river at Ghoraghat upazila in Dinajpur district on Sunday.

Thousands of people including women and children flocked along the banks of the river to see this boat race. Many spectators appeared with engine driven boats decorated in different colors.

At the beginning of the competition, boats are lowered into the river to the beat of drums. The boatmen participated wearing colorful clothes including red, blue and yellow.

At that time, thousands of spectators on both sides of the river encouraged them with slogans and applause.

At the end of the competition, prizes were provided to Chakbala ‘Sonar Bangla’ team of Palashbari upazila of Gaibandha district and host ‘Kumarpur Pankhi Raj’ team.